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Tie a Bow Tie

The instructions below show the step by step procedure for tying a self-tie bow tie. This may take some practice, so use the videos above as a guide as well.

Step 1

Step 1. Put the bow tie around your neck. Make sure that the left end (A) of the bow tie is 1.5” / 4cm lower than right end (B).

Step 2

Step 2. Bring A across the front of B in a downward direction.

Step 3

Step 3. Bring A around and behind B to form a loop.

Step 4

Step 4. Bring A up and through the loop. Tighten. Make sure that the bow tie is not too tight around your neck!

Step 5

Step 5. Bring B level with the knot. Fold to produce the bow shape.

Step 6

Step 6. Bring A down and over B. The thin part of A should hang down the middle of B.

Step 7

Step 7. Bring A around and behind B. At this point you may wish to hold this new knot between your thumb and forefinger so that it does not get too big / loose or too small / tight.

Step 8

Step 8. Fold A so that it forms the bow shape.

Step 9

Step 9. Bring A up and through the front of the new knot so that A’s bow sits on top of B’s bow.

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